Five Colorado State University families explored Baja California Sur, learning about the natural history of the region and efforts to conserve its resources during CSU Family Adventure Week in Todos Santos, Mexico.
Over spring break, participants explored the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez coasts of the Baja California Sur peninsula while taking part in marine- and land-based adventures, including swimming with whale sharks and sea lions, sea kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, surfing, and hiking. Families on the trip had an opportunity to be immersed in the environment and culture of Todos Santos and Baja California Sur, to have quality time as a family, and to build new friendships with other participants.
CSU employee Bill Cotton joined the trip with his wife, Vicki, and son, Galen, and said the experience was educational, but also relaxing.
“The CSU Family Adventure Week at Todos Santos was a great way to experience the culture and natural environment of Baja California Sur with an amazing group of families,” Cotton said. “It was satisfying to see firsthand some of the many outreach opportunities the CSU Todos Center is offering. We interacted with the locals learning English in a class at the Center and visited with veterinary students getting intensive experience doing spay and neuter clinics for local pets.”
Trip leader Seth Webb, director of CSU’s Mountain Campus and an instructor in adventure tourism in the Warner College of Natural Resources, hosted the group for the second year and was supported by the CSU Todos Santos Center staff.
The program mirrors the summer programming offered at the Mountain Campus, where CSU faculty, staff, and alumni can experience a weekend getaway with hiking, fishing, relaxing, and enjoying the mountains. For more information, visit: mountaincampus.colostate.edu/getaways.
About the Colorado State University Todos Santos Center
Located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, CSU Todos Santos Center is the University’s only international location, providing research and educational opportunities in alignment with existing University curricula.
Advancing CSU’s mission of teaching, research, service, and outreach, the Center collaborates with Mexican universities and organizations, and provides workshops and programs for visitors and local residents.
CSU’s vision in Todos Santos is to cultivate generations of global citizens and to partner in the creation of thriving communities through experiential learning and the exchange of knowledge. For additional information, visit todossantos.colostate.edu.